The head of New York’s largest firearms organization is skipping a planned Tuesday Capitol protest of the state’s tougher gun control laws enacted last year, saying he fears the rhetoric at such gatherings is becoming more “contentious and threatening.”
Thomas King, a national NRA board member and president of the state Rifle & Pistol Association, argues that the angry and inflammatory rhetoric only hurts the cause of gun lovers.
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You won’t change people’s minds, he wrote, by “screaming obscenities at Cuomo and certainly at large rallies where people stand on stage, pound their chest and tell the attendees to prepare for war.
“That frightens the very people we want to attract to our side.”
King said his NRA-affiliated group will not work with organizations “that we feel will be detrimental to our efforts to restore 2nd Amendment freedoms to New York State.”
More, including what he feels is the better strategy, at the link. Keep in mind that the article is in the rabidly anti-gun NY Daily News.
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